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Rodriguez passed fit to start as Sigurdsson returns to the Everton side for Saints clash

James Rodriguez (£8.0m) is fit to start for Everton this afternoon as the Premier League’s only unbeaten side head south to face Southampton.

Kick-off at St Mary’s is at 14:00 GMT.

It’s been a rollercoaster week for owners of Rodriguez, whose manager initially deemed him a major doubt for this Gameweek 6 clash.

The prognosis was a lot more hopeful in Friday’s press conference and, to complete his Lazarus-like recovery from a “haematoma”, Rodriguez is passed fit to feature against the Saints this afternoon.

Carlo Ancelotti has been forced into two changes, however, with the injured Seamus Coleman (£5.0m) and the suspended Richarlison (£7.8m) unavailable.

Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) makes his first Premier League start for the Toffees at right-back, while Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) is recalled down the left flank.

The Everton has made another, unenforced alteration to his starting XI, dropping Andre Gomes (£5.5m) to the bench and handing a run-out to Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m).

That’s a significant inclusion from a penalty-taking perspective, of course, with the Iceland international having been first in line from 12 yards for the Toffees for several years now – albeit with mixed results.

The hosts’ one change from Gameweek 5 has also been imposed on them, with loanee Theo Walcott (£5.5m) ineligible to face his parent club.

The fit-again Stuart Armstrong (£5.8m), who returns from a period of self-isolation, is back in the Saints’ line-up on the right of midfield.

The flagged Rodriguez has suffered 423,083 Fantasy Premier League transfers out ahead of this fixture, although that was offset by 280,064 purchases.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s (£7.7m) popularity in FPL continues to rise, however, with the in-form striker now the most popular player in the game and boasting a 56.8% ownership.

He has scored in all five Premier League matches this season, taking his tally to 15 since Ancelotti first took charge at Goodison Park in Gameweek 19 last season.

Danny Ings (£8.5m), who starts for the Saints this afternoon, is the only FPL forward who can match that tally in that time.


Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Adams, Ings.

Everton XI: Pickford, Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Sigurdsson, Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi.


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1,272 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Joburger
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 hours ago

    This is a train wreck of a GW.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      For everyone bar Bamford owners. So it all comes out in the wash.

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 hours ago

    14pts with three to play 😎

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      Cappo burnt...

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      Hope you didn't bench Jorginho's haul...

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        Naughty....

      2. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        😆

  3. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 hours ago

    19 from 7

    1. Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      That’s pretty good

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 hours ago

    I don't even own Kane or Son... Lol 😆

    1. Jdpz
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        how many points so far?

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          20 from 7 😀

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        Season actually over for real

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Yep. Close to quiting now and packing it in. Will speak to my parents about it later.

          1. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            😀

    2. Vazza
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        How many mins to go?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          In life?

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        Newcastle goal without Wilson and ASM involment please.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          I'm with you there as long as Saiss gets a goal up the other end 😉

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        "Ooh pickford's spilt it" is something I'm sure I've heard before.

      • Vamos Los Celeste
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        Any chance McCarthy making another save?

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Not going to be greedy and will take the 6 points at this stage!

          1. Utopsis
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Absolutely right

        2. Pavsboot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          13 from 6. Save me Jimi.

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          12 from 7 including captain any good?

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          32 from 7, hope Semedo and Podence get me to 40

        5. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          My team seems needs major saving from the remaining 5

        6. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          If Jimenez did hattrick, I will drive straight to wine house for the best Merlot!

          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            So no Merlot for you then

          2. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            If he blanks I'm giving up on sobriety

        7. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          anyone else sitting with a transfer and literally no idea who to bring in

          think I'll just hold and re asess after another weekend of chaos

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Agreed, can only hold FT

            1. Old Bull
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Digne instead of Spurs defence is my contender for idiot transfer of the season

          2. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Literally. Probably means we should hold

          3. Aston VII lalalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Yep with almost 6 million on the bench... I could sell Mitchell, but I think its better to hold.

          4. Utopsis
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Will be Kane or Bamford for me, absolutely no one else interests me

          5. Stoic
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Podence is a long term sell, so Podence to Grealish for free??

            1. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Or Zaha

          6. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Blow the whistle

          7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            12 from 6 incl. captain. Any good?

            1. Pavsboot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              I'm on 13 from 6 inc captain so yea pretty poor from you mate.

          8. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            looks like one of those 4 million rank 35 point game week 🙁

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              35 ?????????????????

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                aim for the stars and reach the moon ? ... oops ... 35 a bit high ?

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 hours ago

                  Yup
                  Ha ha

          9. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            On 9 points from 6 players

            Yes u read it right

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Inc captain

          10. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Reunite McCarthy owners !!! Bloody 6 points !!

          11. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            26 with 3 left.

            Pity i benched Antonio or could have had a decent green arrow.

          12. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Carlo Foundoutico

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Carlo Fivegamewonderinho

          13. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Hup the Toffees!

          14. Chucky
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            McCarthy over Martinez 😎

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              More jam....

              1. Chucky
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                digne -4 and DCL -1 cancels it...

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 hours ago

                  It’s a crap game anyway, always said it was a waste of time...

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 hours ago

                    ...see you on the next page

                    1. Chucky
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 12 hours ago

                      😛

          15. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            What the actual Feck is this gameweek. Wtf Digne

            1. Ian & Zen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              My 14pts from 7 seems quite good compared to some.
              Doesn't make me feel any better though

          16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Everton clueless

            Back to normal

          17. Bam Bam Bigelow
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Jimenaissman FTW!

          18. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            All 8 players blanked so far, a lot of them scout picks. Can't stand the inconsistency of this season. Might give it a break till the fans are back

            1. mb1983
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              It's frustrating. This week blanks all round plus a Digne red. Last week two penalty misses and VVD injured for the season. Have to just take a step back and laugh really.

          19. CelticBhoy1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Soucek > Jorginho for free?

            1. Utopsis
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                Just hold the transfer

            2. The Legend Squad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Has Jimenez ever scored a PL Hattrick?

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                No

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                No

              3. Pavsboot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                HERE WE GO!!!!!!

              4. Gandalf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                Always a time for the first!